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The 700 Club - August 16, 2013

Billy rode the motorcycle gang lifestyle all the way to prison where his life transformed. Plus, Kerry was told to prepare for death as tumors spread throughout her body, but God had other plans. Read Transcript


WE'RE WAITING, GO, GO,

GO.

Gordon: MEET THE DUGGAR

FAMILY.

I HAVE TO GO TO ALL OF

THE BATHROOMS AND GET THE

LAUNDRY.

Gordon: ALL 21 OF

THEM.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH

THE STARS OF 19 KIDS AND

COUNTING ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF HARD

WORK, BUT MUCH JOY, MUCH,

MUCH JOY.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

FOR TODAY'S TOP STORIES,

LET'S GO OVER TO THE CBN

NEWS DESK.

Lee: GORDON, THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD CALLED FOR A DAY

OF RAGE IN EGYPT TODAY.

AND AS CHRIS MITCHELL

REPORTS, THE RETALIATION BY

THE BROTHERHOOD SUPPORTERS

AGAINST CHRISTIANS HAS

SPREAD THROUGHOUT EGYPT.

Reporter: SOME CALLED

IT BLACK WEDNESDAY, THE DAY

WHEN MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

SUPPORTERS STORMED, LOOTED,

AND BURNED CHURCHES AND

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS

THROUGHOUT EGYPT.

GARY LANE DOCUMENTED THE

EXTENT OF THE DESTRUCTION IN

HIS LATEST BLOG REPORT.

Reporter: NOW LOOK AT

THIS PHOTO.

IT IS OF THE YMCA BUILDING

IN MENIA, ALSO BURNED.

AND THIS OF THIS SCHOOL, OR

THIS NUNERY, SAINT JUST A

JOSEPH'S.

Reporter: AND LANE

TALKED WITH RAMAZ ATALLAH,

WHO TWO SHOPS WERE

DESTROYED.

WE'VE BEEN AROUND FOR 129

YEARS, AND THIS IS THE FIRST

TIME ANY BIBLE STUDY OFFICE

OR BOOK SHOP HAS BEEN

ATTACKED.

Reporter: YET ATTALLAH

VOWED THEY WOULD REBUILD.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE

COWARD BY THIS OR LET IT

STOP US.

Reporter: AFTER THE

MAYHEM THE INTERNATIONAL

PRAYER COUNCIL ISSUED AN

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR

EGYPTIANS' CHRISTIANS.

IT READ IN PART: "PRAY FOR

THEIR PROTECTION IN MIDST OF

THE VIOLENT CONFRONTATION,

AND FOR THE AUTHORITIES TO

REESTABLISH ORDER, AND THAT

MANY FIND HOPE AND SALVATION

IN JESUS CHRIST."

AND THEY SAY IT IS

ESPECIALLY URGENT IN LIGHT

OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD'S

CALL FOR A DAY OF RAGE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Lee: HERE AT HOME, THE

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY HAS

BROKEN PRIVATE SEE RULES OR

OVERSTEPPED ITS BOUNDS

LEGALLY THOUSANDS OF TIMES

OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

MOST OF THE ILLEGAL

VIOLATIONS INVOLVED

UNAUTHORIZED SURVEILLANCE OF

AMERICANS OR FOREIGN TARGETS

IN THE U.S.

A NEW FILM IS BRINGING A

DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE CIVIL

RIGHTS STRUGGLE THROUGH THE

EYES OF A SERVANT, IN THE

WHITE HOUSE.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM SAT DOWN WITH

OPRAH WINFREY, FOREST

WHITAKER AND OTHERS TO BRING

US THIS INDEPTH LOOK AT "THE

BUTLER."

I HEARD YOU WERE COMING.

Reporter: FOREST

WHITAKER PLAYS THE TITLE

ROLE IN "THE BUTLER."

IT IS INSPIRED BY A 2008

"WASHINGTON POST" ARTICLE

AND EVENTUAL BOOK ABOUT

EUGENE ALLEN, WHO SERVED

EIGHT PRESIDENTS.

YOU SAID THIS IS THE MOST

INTIMIDATING ROLE OF YOUR

CAREER.

BECAUSE IT IS A LOT OF

EMOTIONS WITHOUT SPEAKING

IT.

Reporter: AND THE

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ACTOR

ALSO AGES NEARLY 70 YEARS

THROUGHOUT THE FILM, WHERE

HE PLAYS OPPOSITE OPRAH

WINFREY.

WHAT IS THE NAME OF THAT

MOVIE, HONEY?

"LONG-AWAITED NIGHT."

Reporter: OPRAH PLAYS

GLORIA GAINS, A WIFE AND

MOTHER, STRUGGLING TO KEEP

HER FAMILY FROM FALLING

APART UNDER THE PRESSURES OF

RACISM.

I'M SORRY, MR. BUTLER.

I DIDN'T MEAN TO BE A HERO.

EVERYTHING YOU ARE AND

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IS

BECAUSE OF THAT BUTLER.

Reporter: I CAME TO THE

FILM EXPECTING TO SEE OPRAH

WINFREY.

AND INSTEAD I SAW MY MOTHER,

I SAW MY GRANDMOTHER, AND I

SAW A FEW AUNTS.

OH, GOSH, THAT MAKES ME

WANT TO -- DON'T CRY.

DON'T CRY.

THAT'S THE GREATEST

COMPLIMENT YOU COULD PAY

ME.

THAT IS JUST THE GREATEST

COMPLIMENT.

THAT IS BETTER THAN ANY

REVIEW YOU JUST DID FOR ME.

AND THE REASON, WHAT YOU

JUST SAID, MADE ME TEAR UP

HERE IS BECAUSE I WAS

LOOKING FOR MY MOTHER AND MY

AUNT AND MY GRANDMOTHER.

AND THAT ENTIRE GENERATION

OF WOMEN WHO STOOD BY THEIR

MEN.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS REACHING

FOR.

AND ALSO UNDERSTANDING THAT

EVERY ONE OF THEM HAD THEIR

OWN DREAMS, THEIR OWN

ASPIRATIONS, THEIR OWN

DESIRES.

Reporter: OPRAH CREDITS

DIRECTOR LEE DANIELS, AND

ACTING COACH SUSAN, FOR

MAKING GLORIA COME ALIVE IN

HER.

AND DANIELS CREDITS GOD.

THE OSCAR NOMINATED DIRECTOR

SAYS HE PRAYS FOR THE

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS IN HIS

FILM.

HIS PRAYER --

THAT GOD WOULD TAKE US TO

THE RIGHT PLACE TO DELIVER

THE RIGHT MESSAGE TO THE

RIGHT PEOPLE.

Reporter: AT ITS HEART,

THE BUTLER IS THE STORY

ABOUT A LOVE BETWEEN A

HUSBAND AND WIFE.

SOMETHING SPECIAL IS

GOING ON DOWN HERE, DAD.

Reporter: AND A FATHER

AND SON AT ODDS ABOUT HOW TO

FIGHT INJUSTICE.

DAVID PLAYS THE SON.

YOU DESCRIBE THE STORY AS

ALMOST PRODIGAL SON-LIKE.

WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL ABOUT

THE STORY IS THESE TWO MEN,

ONE OLDER, ONE YOUNGER, ARE

BOTH FIGHTING THE SAME THING

IN VERY DIFFERENT WAYS.

BY THE END OF THE MOVIE,

THEY ARE ABLE TO BOTH

CELEBRATE A VICTORY, AN

UNFORESEEN VICTORY.

Reporter: HE IS PART OF

A STAFF THAT INCLUDES JANE

FONDA, CUB CUBA GOODING,

JR. --

COULD YOUR CHARACTER,

HOWARD, HAVE BEEN A BUTLER

IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

NO.

HE DIDN'T HAVE THE STRENGTH

OF CHARACTER TO TURN ONE'S

EMOTIONS INTO WHERE IT

BECOMES AN ACTION OF SPIRIT,

AND HUMAN BEINGS ARE ABLE TO

RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH OF IT,

AND NOT THE EMOTION OF IT,

AND NOT THE FEELING, BUT THE

NECESSITY OF IT.

THAT'S WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO

BE A BUTLER, TO BE JESUS AND

WASH SOMEONE'S FEET.

WHEN YOU ARE GREATER.

Reporter: THIS FILM

TAKES A RARE LOOK AT HISTORY

THROUGH THE EYES OF A HUMBLE

SERVANT.

Reporter: GREAT JOB.

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

COMES THROUGH.

DOESN'T IT?

WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS

FILM -- YOU'RE PUTTING IT

TOGETHER, AND IT IS ONE

THING, BUT THE FIRST TIME I

SAW IT, IT TOOK MY BREATH

AWAY, JUST THE OPENING TRACK

FROM FOREST.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, NEW YORK.

Lee: AND YOU CAN FIND

MORE OF EPHRAIM GRAHAM'S

INTERVIEWS ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

RIGHT BACK.

Gordon: COMING UP

LATER, A BIKER WITH A DREAM

THAT SENT HIM TO PRISON.

I'M A CONVICT.

I'M A THIEF.

I'M A LIAR.

I'M THE LOWEST OF THE LOW.

Gordon: HOW LETTERS

FROM A STRANGER CHANGED HIS

LIFE.

I'M READING HE'S LETTERS

AND SAYING, WOW, IS HE

DRUNK?

WHY WOULD THIS MAN BE

TELLING ME HE LOVES ME.

Gordon: FOR YEARS

RICHARD MIKE WORKED TOWARDS

HIS NEXT PROVISION, BUT IT

WAS ALWAYS JUST OUT OF

REACH.

UNTIL HE TOOK SOME ADVICE

FROM HIS WIFE.

Reporter: JENNA AND

RICK MIKE LOVE SPENDING THE

DAYS WITH THEIR BOYS, KITTY

AND JASON, AT THEIR LAKE.

RICK WORKS AT THE LOCAL

POWER COMPANY, AND JENNA IS

A FULL-TIME MOM.

EARLY IN LIAR MARRIAGE,

THEIR MARRIAGE, THEY DIDN'T

TAKE TITHING SERIOUSLY.

WE GAVE WHATEVER WAS LEFT

OVER.

Reporter: BUT AS THEY

READ WHAT THE BIBLE HAD TO

SAY, THEY KNEW THEY HAD TO

GIVE AWAY 10% OF THEIR

INCOME.

RICK WAS HOPING FOR A

PROMOTION AT WORK THAT WAS

DELAYED BECAUSE OF THE

ECONOMY.

IT AFFECTED THE FAMILY'S

FINANCES.

IT SEEMED LIKE WE WERE

SPINNING OUR WHEELS ALL OF

THE TIME.

ONE THING I WAS THINKING

ABOUT, LET'S GO AHEAD AND

INCREASE 1%, AND WE COULD DO

THAT AND PROBABLY NOT EVEN

MISS THAT.

AT THE SAME TIME, I'M

SAYING IN MY HEART, 1%,

MAYBE WE COULD DO THAT.

Reporter: SO THE FAMILY

INCREASED THEIR GIVING TO

11%.

A WEEK LATER, THEY GOT A

NOTICE THEIR MORTGAGE

PAYMENT HAD BEEN DECREASED.

AND THE NEXT WEEK RICK GOT

GOOD NEWS AT WORK.

AND THE NEXT WEEK, MY

BOSS CALLS ME INTO HIS

OFFICE, AND HE SAYS, I NEED

TO TALK TO YOU.

I'M THINKING, I HOPE THIS IS

GOOD.

HE SLIDES A PIECE OF PAPER

ACROSS AND SAYS,

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU'VE BEEN

PROMOTED.

AND I'M THINKING, WHERE DO

THAT COME FROM.

WU ONE IT WAS THING

AFTER ANOTHER.

BOOM, BOOM, BOOM.

Reporter: SINCE THEN,

THEY HAVE INCREASED MORE,

BUT IT WAS THAT 1% INCREASE

THAT TAUGHT THEM ABOUT

FAITH.

WE HAVE FAITH IN GOD TO

LEAD US THROUGH WHATEVER IT

IS, EVEN THE SMALL THINGS.

HE IS GOOD, AND HE WANTS

TO DO GOOD THINGS FOR US.

AND FOR HIM TO PROVE IT LIKE

THAT, IT IS JUST AMAZING TO

ME.

AND HE IS SO GOOD AND SO

WONDERFUL.

Gordon: HE IS GOOD.

HE IS WONDERFUL.

AND BLESSINGS COME TO THOSE

WHO OBEY HIM.

HERE IS THE WORD, FROM

DEUTERONOMY 28: "AND ALL

THESE BLESSINGS SHALL COME

UPON YOU AND OVERTAKE YOU

BECAUSE YOU OBEY THE VOICE

OF THE LORD, YOUR GOD."

RICHARD AND JENNA LEARNED

THAT, THAT BLESSINGS

OVERTAKE THEM.

YOU HEARD HER SAY, BOOM,

BOOM, BOOM, ALL THESE THINGS

HAPPENED.

BLESSINGS OVERTOOK THEM

BECAUSE THEY OBEYED THE

VOICE.

DON'T JUST TITHE.

DO TITHES AND OFFERINGS.

AND THAT WILL LEAD TO

ABUNDANCE, AND THAT WILL

LEAD TO BLESSINGS OVERTAKING

YOU WHEN YOU OBEY THE VOICE

OF YOUR GOD.

TERRY?

Terry: CHINESE LAWS

PREVENT MANY FAMILIES FROM

HAVING MORE THAN ONE CHILD,

SO CHILDREN BORN WITH

DEFECTS ARE OFTEN UNWANTED

OR ANYONE ABANDONED AND LEFT

TO DIE.

FOR 20 YEARS MR. AND

MRS. WEN WANTED TO HAVE A

BABY.

THEY TRIED EVERYTHING THEIR

DOCTOR SUGGESTED BUT WERE

NEVER ABLE TO CONCEIVE.

I WAS SO SAD.

ESPECIALLY WHEN I SAW OTHER

PARENTS WITH THEIR

CHILDREN.

BUT MY HUSBAND AND I PRAYED

ABOUT IT FOR A LONG TIME.

AND DECIDED THAT MAYBE GOD

HAD A DIFFERENT PLAN FOR

US.

Terry: THEN ONE DAY

MR. WEN HEARD CRYING COMING

FROM A BOX ON THE SIDE OF

THE ROAD.

AS HE GOT CLOSER, HE COULD

SEE THAT SOMEONE HAD

ABANDONED A BABY.

WHEN HE LOOKED INSIDE THE

BOX, HE KNEW WHY.

THE BABY GIRL HAD A CLEFT

LIP.

MR. WEN TOOK HER HOME AND

NAMED HER JALIN, WHICH MEANS

BEAUTIFUL JADE.

THE WENS WONDERED IF THIS

WAS GOD'S ANSWER TO THEIR

PRAYERS.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH JALIN

THE MINUTE I SAW HER.

I KNEW IF MY WIFE AND I DID

NOT TAKE CARE OF HER, SHE

WOULD DIE.

WE DID NOT HAVE ANY IDEA

WHAT TO DO ABOUT JALIN'S

CLEFT LIP, BUT WE WERE GOING

TO TRY OUR BEST TO SAVE

HER.

Terry: THE WENS FOUND

OUT THAT THE SURGERY THEIR

NEEDED WOULD COST $1300.

MR. WEN WORKS IN

CONSTRUCTION AND ONLY MAKES

$150 A MONTH.

SO THE COUPLE WASN'T SURE

HOW THEY COULD EVER PAY FOR

SURGERY.

THEN A NEIGHBOR TOLD THEM

THAT CBN HAD HELPED HIS SON,

WHO HAD ALSO BEEN BORN WITH

A CLEFT LIP.

I DID NOT KNOW WHETHER OR

NOT CBN WOULD BE ABLE TO

HELP US, TOO.

BUT I JUST PRAYED THAT GOD

WOULD HAVE COMPASSION ON

US.

THEN I CALLED CBN.

Terry: CBN ARRANGED

FREE CLEFT LIP SURGERY FOR

JALIN THAT COMPLETELY

TRANSFORMED HER FACE AND HER

FUTURE.

TODAY SHE IS PERFECTLY

HEALTHY AND CAN EAT, SMILE,

AND LAUGH JUST LIKE OTHER

BABY GIRLS.

WE THINK GOD FOR HEARING

OUR PRAYERS AND SENDING CBN

TO HELP OUR LITTLE JALIN.

I NEVER THOUGHT THERE

COULD BE SOMEONE THAT REALLY

CARED ABOUT WHAT WE WERE

GOING THROUGH, BUT YOU DID.

YOU SHOWED US GOD'S GREAT

LOVE.

THANK YOU FOR SAVING JALIN.

NOW SHE WILL HAVE A

BEAUTIFUL LIFE.

Terry: SHE'S BEAUTIFUL,

ISN'T SHE?

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE.

A WONDERFUL FUTURE, AND IT

ALL HAPPENS BECAUSE PEOPLE

LIKE YOU CARE ENOUGH TO MAKE

A DIFFERENCE.

YOU REALLY CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

YOU KNOW,v SOMETIMES THERE IS

SO MUCH GOING ON IN THE

WORLD THAT SEEMS CRAZY OR

BROKEN OR INCAPABLE OF

CHANGING IN ANY WAY.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO

TOUCH AND CHANGE THE LOVES

OF PEOPLE WHO ARE IN

DESPERATE NEED.

THIS LITTLE GIRL IS GOING TO

HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE WITH A

FAMILY THAT LOVES HER.

THESE PARENTS ARE GOING TO

RAISE A BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER.

AND MOST OF ALL, YOU'RE

STEPPING INTO THE GAP AND

EXTENDING YOUR LOVE AND HAND

TO THEM HAS ALSO BEEN A

TESTIMONY TO THE LOVE OF

GOD, TO THE ENTIRE VILLAGE

THAT WE LIVE IN.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING "THE

700 CLUB."

SOME OF YOU MAY WATCH THIS

PROGRAM REGULARLY, AND MAYBE

YOU HAVEN'T JOINED YET.

TODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO DO

THAT.

WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO

ARE IN NEED, WHO ARE WAITING

FOR SOMEONE TO SAY, YES,

I'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

WILL YOU BE THAT PERSON

TODAY.

YOU CAN CALL OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

FOR 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, YOU CAN BECOME A "700

CLUB" MEMBER AND IMMEDIATELY

YOU'LL HAVE THE SATISFACTION

OF KNOWING THAT YOU ARE

TOUCHING AND CHANGING

LIVES.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN,

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SOMETHING WE CALL PLEDGE

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THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER

ANYTHING.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

STAMPS ON HAND OR ENVELOPES,

AND YOU CAN STOP ANY TIME

YOU WANT TO.

BUT IT SAVES US IN

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS, AND

THAT MEANS EVEN MORE OF YOUR

GIFT CAN GO INTO THE LIVES

OF PEOPLE LIKE JALIN AND HER

FAMILY.

CALL NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

AND SAY, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB," AND I WANT TO DO

IT USING PLEDGE EXPRESS.

OUR WAY OF WAY OF SAYING

THANK YOU IS TO SEND YOU

"POWER FOR LIFE" TEACHINGS

EACH MONTH, AND WE THINK

THEY'LL BE A BLESSING TO

YOU.

SO, PLEASE, CALL NOW AND

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR

CARING ABOUT OTHERS.

GORDON?

Gordon: COMING UP, A

BIKER WITH A BIG CHIP ON HIS

SHOULDER.

I WOULD PUT THIS PERSON

N PERSONA ON THAT I AM THIS

TOUGH GUY.

AND AT THAT POINT IN TIME, I

WAS DOING MY BEST TO LIVE

THAT IMAGE.

BUT THE REAL BILLY WAS HID

INSIDE.

Gordon: SEE HOW A

SERIES OF LOVE LETTERS

BROUGHT THIS TOUGH GUY TO

HIS KNEES.

STILL AHEAD...

WE'RE WAITING.

GO, GO, GO.

Gordon: MEET THE DUGGAR

FAMILY.

I HAVE TO GO TO ALL OF

THE BATHROOMS AND GET THE

LAUNDRY.

Gordon: ALL 21 OF

THEM.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF "19

KIDS AND COUNTING," ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF HARD

WORK, BUT MUCH JOY, MUCH,

MUCH JOY.

Gordon: BILLY RIVERS

TOOK PRIDE IN HIS TOUGH-GUY

REPUTATION.

HE EVEN ENDED UP DOING HARD

TIME BECAUSE OF IT.

BUT WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON,

BILLY BEGAN RECEIVING LOVE

LETTERS FROM A STRANGER THAT

CHANGED HIS IMAGE FOREVER.

WHEN THE FIRST BIG BIKER

ON A LOUD HARLEY DAVIDSON

PULLED UP, I LOOKED UP AT

HIM AND SAID, THAT'S WHAT I

WANT TO BE, RIGHT THERE.

AS A CHILD I KNEW IT.

Reporter: BILLY RIVERS'

LOVE FOR MOTORCYCLES STARTED

WHEN HE WAS A BOY.

HIS DRUG USE STARTED SHORTLY

AFTER THAT.

BY THE TIME HE WAS 17, HE

TRADED NORMAL TEENAGED

DREAMS FOR MOTORCYCLE GANGS

AND A NEEDLE OF HEROIN.

MY DREAM IN LIFE WAS JUST

ANOTHER NEEDLE WITH HEROIN

OR COCAINE.

AND AS THE NEWNESS STARTED

WEARING OFF OF THIS, THEN I

STARTED LOOKING FOR THE

DRUGS, NOT NECESSARILY FOR

THE RECREATION PART OF IT,

BUT BECAUSE MY BODY WAS

TELLING ME THAT I HAD TO

HAVE IT.

IT WAS MY EVERY DAY

THOUGHT.

Reporter: HE WAS PART

OF A NOTORIOUS MOTORCYCLE

GANG AND THOUGHT HE HAD IT

ALL.

I WAS PRETTY MUCH A

SOCIAL OUTCAST OF SOCIETY AT

THAT POINT.

AND IN THE DRUG WORLD AND IN

THE MOTORCYCLE WORLD, I WAS

ACCEPTED.

I HAD REALLY WHAT I WANTED.

ALL I HAD TO DO WAS GO

STEAL, AND THE DRUGS WOULD

BE THERE.

AS LONG AS I COULD STEAL

ENOUGH TO SUPPORT THAT

HABIT.

AND I KNEW THAT THERE WAS

ANOTHER SIDE OF LIFE, BUT I

HAD NO IDEA HOW TO GET OUT

OF THIS.

Reporter: HIS LIFE AND

DRUGS AND CRIME LANDED HIM

IN PRISON FOR 11 YEARS.

SO I WOULD PUT THIS

PERSONA ON THAT I AM THIS

TOUGH GUY.

AND AT THAT POINT IN TIME, I

WAS DOING MY BEST TO LIVE

THAT IMAGE.

BUT THE REAL BILLY WAS HID

INSIDE.

Reporter: WHEN

CHRISTIAN MINISTERS CAME TO

THE PRISON, BILLY SAT AND

LISTENED, ANYTHING TO GET

OUT OF HIS CELL.

BUT BELIEVING IN JESUS

DIDN'T FIT HIS IMAGE.

LIKE I TOLD ONE PREACHER,

I SAID, IF I CAN'T SEE HIM

AND I CAN'T TOUCH HIM AND I

CAN'T TALK TO HIM, YOU'RE

NEVER GOING TO MAKE ME

BELIEVE THAT HE IS REAL.

HE SAID, I'M NOT GOING TO

GIVE UP ON YOU, BILLY.

Reporter: ONE DAY A

VISITING PREACHER PASSED

BILLY'S NAME ON TO JOHN

CAPATANA, A CHRISTIAN LEADER

OF THE MOTORCYCLE

ASSOCIATION.

I STARTED RECEIVING MAIL,

LETTERS FROM THIS MAN, JOHN,

SAYING I DON'T KNOW YOU, BUT

I LOVE YOU.

I'M READING THESE LETTERS

SAYING, WOW, IS HE DRUNK?

WHY WOULD THIS MAN BE

TELLING ME HE LOVES ME?

I'M AN EX-HEROIN ADDICT, I'M

A CONVICT, I'M A THIEF AND A

LIAR.

WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD THIS

MAN BE TELLING ME HE LOVES

ME.

Reporter: WHEN HE WAS

RELEASED FROM PRISON, HE

AGREED TO MEET WITH

JOHNNIE.

JOHNNIE SHOWED ME THE

LOVE THAT ALL OF THE

PREACHERS HAD BEEN TALKING

TO ME.

NOT KNOWING ME, HE OPENED UP

HIS WALLET AND PULLED OUT

$60.

HE SAID, BILLY, GO BUY YOU

SOME NEW CLOTHES.

I SAID WHY?

WHAT DO YOU WANT IN RETURN?

AND HE SAID, FOR YOU TO

UNDERSTAND THE LOVE OF JESUS

CHRIST.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT IN

RETURN.

Reporter: SOON AFTER,

BILLY VISITED A CHRISTIAN

MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION

MEETING.

AND THE PEOPLE HE MET AMAZED

HIM.

WHEN I WALKED UP INTO

THEIR MEETING AND SAID I

JUST GOT OUT OF PRISON.

EX-HEROIN ADDICT.

I WAS PERFECTLY HONEST WITH

EVERYBODY.

I'M THE LOWEST OF THE LOW.

BUT I HEARD YOU PEOPLE LOVE

PEOPLE LIKE THAT.

AND THEY SAID, YEAH, WE DO.

COME ON IN.

AND WHEN ALL THESE PEOPLE

KEPT SHOWING ME THE SAME

AMOUNT OF LOVE, AND EVEN

MORE THAN THE NEXT ONE, AND

SAYING, YOU KNOW WHAT, I

LOVE YOU, MAN.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU, BUT I

LOVE YOU.

I STARTED BELIEVING THIS.

AND I SAID, WHY ARE THESE

PEOPLE TREATING ME LIKE

THIS, AND I'M SO ACCUSTOMED

TO THE DRUG WORLD?

WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE SO

DIFFERENT?

I GOT ON MY KNEES, IN MY

ROOM AT HOME, CLOSED THE

DOOR, BY MYSELF, AND I SAID,

LORD, MY LIFE'S YOURS.

ALL MY LIFE I'VE KNOWN DIRT,

FILTH, STEALIN' AND LYIN'.

AND, LORD, THE ONLY THING

THAT APPEALS TO ME THESE

DAYS, AS OF RIGHT NOW, IS

YOU.

I HEAR YOU NOW.

AND I CAN EVEN TOUCH YOU

BECAUSE I HAVE YOUR LIVING

WORD HERE IN MY HAND.

AND THAT'S WHEN MY LIFE

CHANGED.

LORD USED 2 CORINTHIANS 5:

17 TO LET ME KNOW YOU'RE NOT

THE SAME ANYMORE.

I OWN YOU.

YOU ARE MINE.

I HAVE YOU UNDER MY WINGS.

I LOVE YOU.

I FORGIVE YOU OF EVERYTHING

YOU'VE EVER DONE.

OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY,

AND BEHOLD ALL THINGS ARE

NEW.

AND I SAID, LORD, THAT'S

ME.

Reporter: BILLY LIVES A

NEW LIFE TODAY.

HE STILL RIDES MOTORCYCLES,

BUT NO LONGER WITH A GANG.

HE IS THE CHAPLAIN FOR THE

NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER OF THE

CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLE

ASSOCIATION.

I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED

ANYTHING LIKE THIS, AND I

WOULD NEVER GIVE IT UP FOR

ANYTHING THAT I WOULD EVER

EXPERIENCE.

JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE

TRUTH, AND THE LIGHT.

SO BEING A SERVANT TODAY FOR

JESUS CHRIST IS THE MOST

WEALTHY THING, IT'S THE MOST

BLESSED MIRACLE THAT I COULD

EVER IMAGINE IN MY LIFE.

GOD'S AWESOME.

Gordon: GOD IS

AWESOME.

AND HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW

HIM.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE IN THAT

SAME PLACE, WHERE YOU'RE

UNDER HIS WINGS.

HE HAS GOT YOU NOW.

HE'LL FORGIVE YOU FOR

EVERYTHING.

HE'LL PROTECT YOU.

HE'LL MAKE YOU NEW.

BEHOLD, ALL THINGS CAN BE

MADE NEW.

MAYBE YOU'VE LIVED A ROUGH

LIFE LIKE BILLY.

MAYBE THE ONLY THING YOU

KNEW WAS DIRT AND CRIME AND

LYING AND STEALING.

OR MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE HIM IN

ANOTHER WAY, WHERE YOU SAY,

WELL, IF I CAN'T SEE HIM AND

IF I CAN'T TOUCH HIM, HOW AM

I SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE IN

HIM?

WELL, ONE OF JESUS'

DISCIPLES DID THE SAME

THING.

AND HE SAID -- HIS NAME IS

THOMAS.

WE CALL HIM "DOUBTING

THOMAS."

AND HE SAID, UNLESS I CAN

PUT MY FINGER IN THE HOLES

OF HIS HANDS, UNLESS I CAN

PUT MY HAND INTO THE HOLE OF

HIS SIDE, I'M NOT GOING TO

BELIEVE THAT HE IS RAISED

FROM THE DEAD.

IT IS AN INCREDIBLE THING,

TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS

LIFE AFTER DEATH, TO BELIEVE

IN A RESURRECTION, TO

BELIEVE THAT JESUS CAME,

THAT HE TRULY CAME FROM

HEAVEN.

HE IS THE SON OF GOD.

AND THAT HE LIVED A PERFECT

LIFE.

HE LIVED A SINLESS LIFE.

AND THAT HE DIED ON A

CROSS.

THE ROMANS CRUCIFIED HIM,

BEAT HIM, SCURGED HIM, AND

PUT A CROWN OF THORNS ON

HIM.

AND THAT HE DIED AND TOOK

THE SINS OF ALL PEOPLE,

EVERYWHERE, FOR ALL TIME.

AND THAT HE ROSE FROM THE

DEAD.

THOSE ARE HARD THINGS TO

BELIEVE.

BUT JESUS SHOWED UP FOR

THOMAS.

AND HE SAID, HERE ARE MY

DOUBTS, LORD.

AND IT IS THE GREATEST

EXCLAMATION OF CHRIST'S

DIVINITY IN THE BIBLE.

WHEN THOMAS SAW HIM AND SAW

THE HOLES, HE GOT ON HIS

KNEES AND SAID, "MY LORD AND

MY GOD."

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

DO YOU HAVE DOUBTS?

DO YOU WONDER, IS JESUS

REAL?

IS ALL OF THIS REAL?

CAN I BE MADE NEW?

WELL, TAKE THE TESTIMONY OF

BILLY RIVERS.

HERE IS SOMEBODY WHO WAS

PART OF A MOTORCYCLE GANG,

HEROIN ADDICT.

EX-CON, AND HE SAYS I HAVE

PEACE.

I HAVE MORE THAN PEACE.

I HAVE LOVE.

I HAVE FORGIVENESS.

I HAVE BEEN MADE NEW.

AND START UNDERSTANDING

THAT'S FOR YOU.

IT'S THE LOVE OF GOD THAT

LEADS TO REPENTANCE.

IT IS NOT THE JUDGMENT OF

GOD.

IF YOU'VE BEEN LIVING A

SINFUL LIFE, YOU KNOW ALL

ABOUT JUDGMENT.

YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE REAPING

WHAT YOU SO.

SOW.

BUT WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW IS

THAT GOD STILL LOVES YOU AND

YOU HAVEN'T GONE TOO FAR.

JESUS SAYS CLEARLY THERE IS

NO SIN THAT CAN'T BE

FORGIVEN.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TURN

TO HIM AND COME TO HIM.

AND THE SAME THING BILLY

HAS, YOU CAN HAVE.

AND YOU CAN HAVE EVIDENCE,

AND YOU CAN HAVE SUBSTANCE

THAT JESUS IS REAL.

AND THE TRANSFORMATION IN

YOUR LIFE WILL BE THE

PROOF.

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, IF

YOU WANT JESUS TO SHOW UP

FOR YOU, JUST AS HE DID FOR

DOUBTING THOMAS, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

YOU CAN DO THESE THINGS, IF

YOU CAN DO THEM FOR ME, IF

YOU LOVE ME, SHOW ME.

I WANT TO KNOW.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN WE

SEEK HIM WITH ALL OF OUR

HEART, WE'LL FIND HIM.

NOW FOR BILLY, THAT WAS

GETTING ON HIS KNEES AND

CRYING OUT AND SAYING, I

NEED YOU.

AND DO THE SAME THING.

JUST SAY, JESUS, I NEED

YOU.

AND IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO,

DON'T TURN AWAY.

DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

LET TODAY BE THE DAY WHERE

YOU MEET HIM AND YOU KNOW

HIM.

AND HE IS NO LONGER

SOMETHING WRITTEN IN A BOOK

OR SOMEBODY THAT SOMEBODY

TALKS ABOUT.

HE IS YOUR SAVIOR.

AND HE IS YOURS FOR ALL

ETERNITY.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, BOW YOUR

HEAD.

SAY A VERY SIMPLE PRAYER,

AND LET JESUS DO ALL OF THE

REST.

HE'LL DO IT FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE

REAL, THAT YOU LOVE ME, AND

THAT YOU WANT TO SAVE ME.

SO, JESUS, RIGHT NOW I OPEN

MY HEART TO YOU.

AND I ASK THAT YOU COME IN.

I ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE ME,

THAT YOU MAKE ME NEW.

AND, JESUS, I ESPECIALLY ASK

THAT YOU SURROUND ME WITH

YOUR LOVE.

DO IT NOW, FOR I ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I PRAY A BAPTISM IN

YOUR LOVE.

I PRAY YOU SURROUND THEM AND

FILL THEM WITH THE KNOWLEDGE

OF YOU.

AND, LORD, WE JUST ASK THAT

ANY CHAIN, ANYTHING THAT

HINDERS, BE BROKEN OFF OF

THEM NOW.

THAT YOU WOULD RENEW THEIR

MINDS, RENEW THEIR HEARTS,

RENEW THEIR WHOLE BEING, FOR

WE ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF YOU'LL

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS

CONFESS, AND JUST SAY, I

PRAYED.

I ASKED JESUS TO COME IN.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER TO

CALL TO DO IT.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND I WANT YOU TO HAVE

THIS.

IN HERE IS A C.D. TEACHING

ON HOW TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN

LIFE, WHAT TO DO NOW, WHAT

ARE THE NEXT STEPS.

THERE IS ALSO A BOOKLET WITH

BIBLE VERSES.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A

COPY OF THE BIBLE.

READ IT EVERY DAY.

AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO FIND

A LOCAL FELLOWSHIP.

THAT COULD BE IN A CHRISTIAN

BIKER GROUP; IT COULD BE IN

A LOCAL CHURCH.

BUT GET INTO A FELLOWSHIP OF

BELIEVERS.

THAT'S HOW YOU GROW AS A

CHRISTIAN.

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, JIM BOB AND MICHELLE

DUGGAR ALREADY HAVE 19

KIDS.

COULD NUMBER 20 BE ON THE

WAY.

AND IF THAT WOULD HAPPEN,

WE WOULD BE THRILLED.

BUT IT WILL BE A MATTER OF

WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE LORD

HAS IN STORE FOR US.

Terry: WE GET A

BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT

THE HIT SHOW "19 KIDS AND

COUNTING," SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD, A

YOUNG WOMAN RIDDLED WITH

TUMORS.

THEY WEREN'T JUST IN MY

CHEST.

THEY WERE IN MY OVARIES AND

MY THYROID.

Gordon: DOCTORS PLANNED

FOR SURGERY.

WHICH WOULD HAVE LEFT ME

TOTALLY DISFIGURED FOR THE

REST OF MY LIFE.

Gordon: BUT THE PATIENT

PLANNED FOR A MIRACLE.

I HAVE SEEN MIRACLES, I

KNOW YOU CAN DO IT, BUT ARE

YOU REALLY GOING TO DO IT

FOR ME?

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

AN ISLAMIC GROUP IS CALLING

FOR A MILLION MUSLIM MARCH

ON WASHINGTON

SEPTEMBER 11TH.

THE AMERICAN MUSLIM

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

SAYS MUSLIMS ARE STILL

VICTIMIZED AS VILLAINS 12

YEARS AFTER 9/11.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HELPING

A STRUGGLING FAMILY IN PERU

GET BACK ON THEIR FEET.

DAVID AND HIS WIFE AND THREE

CHILDREN LOST THEIR HOME

DURING A DEVASTATING STORM.

O.B. BUILT THE FAMILY A NEW

HOME AND SET UP ELIZABETH

WITH A NEW BUSINESS, AND

WITH DAVID WORKING ON A

FISHING BOAT, NOW THE FAMILY

CAN EARN MORE INCOME TO MEET

ITS NEEDS.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

RIGHT BACK.

Terry: EIGHT IS

ENOUGH?

NOT EVEN CLOSE.

THE DUGGARS HAVE THEIR OWN

BRADY BUNCH SOMETIMES TWO,

PLUS A FEW.

SOME FAMILIES WOULD CONSIDER

TWO OR THREE KIDS TO BE

ENOUGH, LET ALONE 19.

SO WE SENT RENELLE ROBERTS

TO THE DUGGAR HOME TO FIND

OUT HOW THEY MAKE IT ALL

WORK.

HI!

WE'RE WAITING.

GO, GO, GO.

YAY!

THERE SHE GOES.

SHE IS OFF AND RUNNING.

Reporter: BY NOW YOU'VE

PROBABLY HEARD OF THE DUGGAR

FAMILY.

JIM BOB, MICHELLE, AND THEIR

19 BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN.

THERE IS JANA, JOHN

DAVID, JILL, JESSA, JINGER,

JOSEPH --

Reporter: THEY JUST

BEGAN THEIR SIXTH SEASON OF

"19 KIDS AND COUNTING."

IT DOCUMENTS THEIR DAILY

LIFE AND HAS CAPTURED THE

BIRTH OF THEIR FIVE YOUNGEST

CHILDREN.

MICHELLE GAVE ME THE TOUR OF

THE 7,000 SQUARE FOOT HOME

THAT THEY BUILT THEMSELVES.

THE NEXT ROOM IS THE

PANTRY.

THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE ALL OF

THE FOOD.

Reporter: THIS IS

STOCKED LIKE AN EXPERT

STOCKS A GROCERY STORE.

DO THE CHILDREN DO THIS?

WELL, THE CHILDREN DO

NOW, BUT DAD IS THE ONE WHO

TAUGHT THEM BECAUSE HE USED

TO WORK AS A GROCERY STORE.

Reporter: FOR THE

RECORD, THE DUGGARS DO 40

LOADS OF LAUNDRY A WEEK, AND

SPEND $4,000 A MONTH ON

GROCERIES, AND HAVE LIVED

COMPLETELY DEBT-FREE FOR

YEARS.

BUT THE QUESTION IS: WHY

HAVE SO MANY CHILDREN?

WE HAD OUR FIRST CHILD,

JOSH, FOUR YEARS INTO OUR

MARRIAGE, AND THEN I WENT

BACK ON THE PILL.

AND I ENDED UP GETTING

PREGNANT WHEN I WAS ON THE

PILL, AND I LOST THE BABY.

I HAD A MISCARRIAGE.

SO WE BEGAN TO EVALUATE WHAT

WE WERE THINKING.

AND WITH OUR OWN HANDS, WITH

OUR OWN LACK OF KNOWLEDGE,

WE HAD DESTROYED OUR OWN

BABY.

AND THAT WAS DEVASTATING.

WE GOT ON OUR KNEES AND

CRIED OUT TO GOD, AND WE

SAID, FATHER, FORGIVE US AND

GIVE US A LOVE FOR CHILDREN

LIKE YOU LOVE CHILDREN.

AND WHEN HE SAYS THAT

CHILDREN ARE A GIFT AND A

BLESSING AND A REWARD, WE

HAVE SEEN THAT LIVED OUT NOW

FOR THE LAST 23 YEARS.

IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF HARD

WORK, BUT MUCH JOY, MUCH,

MUCH JOY.

Reporter: JIM BOB

MANAGES SEVERAL COMMERCIAL

PROPERTIES TO PROVIDE FOR

THE FAMILY, AND NEVER

MANAGED HE WOULD BE A MEDIA

SENSATION.

I NEVER DREAMED IN A

MILLION YEARS THAT ALL OF

THIS WOULD HAPPEN.

BUT THIS IS JUST A WINDOW OF

TIME THAT GOD HAS OPENED UP

TO MINISTER TO MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE.

AND OUR PRAYER IS THAT MANY

PEOPLE WILL COME TO KNOW THE

LORD AND MAYBE TO START A

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST AND

START MAKING RIGHT CHOICES

WITH THEIR LIFE.

Reporter: THIS LARGE

HOUSEHOLD RUNS LIKE A

WELL-OILED MACHINE, WITH

EACH MEMBER PITCHING IN.

I HAVE TO GO TO ALL OF

THE BATHROOMS AND GET THE

LAUNDRY.

Reporter: YOU WOULD

THINK MICHELLE HAS HER HANDS

FULL, BETWEEN MAKING GROCERY

LISTS, SEATING, AND DRIVING

KIDS TO AND FROM

APPOINTMENTS.

BUT THEY'RE NOT JUST HER

CHILDREN.

THEY'RE ALSO HER STUDENTS.

THAT'S RIGHT, MICHELLE EVEN

HOME-SCHOOLS.

WHY DO YOU THINK THE COUNTRY

AND THE WORLD IS JUST SO

FASCINATED BY YOUR FAMILY?

IT COULD BE A NUMBER OF

MINGS.

THINGS.

I THINK MAYBE THE SHEAR

CURIOSITY HOW A FAMILY WITH

19 CHILDREN FUNCTIONS.

BUT I ALSO BELIEVE THAT

THERE IS A VACUUM IN

AMERICA, AND EVEN IN EACH

INDIVIDUAL'S LIFE, OF WHERE

THEY WANT TO KNOW THE

ANSWERS TO LIFE'S

QUESTIONS.

IT'S THAT VACUUM, WHERE

ONLY, REALLY GOD'S SPIRIT

CAN FILL.

> AND SO WHEN PEOPLE

CONNECT WITH THAT ASPECT OF

OUR LIVES, I THINK THAT IS

WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.

Reporter: MICHELLE

DEVELOPED COMPLICATIONS IN

HER LAST PREGNANCY, AND

LITTLE JOSI ARRIVED THREE

MONTHS EARLIER THAN

EXPECTED.

SINCE THE EXPERIENCE WAS

STILL FRESH IN MICHELLE'S'

MIND, I ASKED HER IF SHE IS

OPEN TO HAVING MORE BABIES

IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

I'M 44, AND IF THAT WOULD

HAPPEN, WE WOULD BE

THRILLED.

BUT IT WILL JUST BE A MATTER

OF WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE

LORD HAS IN STORE FOR US.

Reporter: THEIR LIVES

MAY SEEM REMINISCENT OF THE

WALTONS, BUT LIFE IS NOT

ALWAYS EASY.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO

DON'T LIKE US BECAUSE OF THE

SIZE FAMILY WE HAVE.

BUT WE'VE HAD MANY E-MAILS

FROM PEOPLE WHO SAID -- THIS

ONE LADY THE OTHER DAY SAID,

I WAS GETTING READY TO HAVE

AN ABORTION, AND I TURNED ON

THE TV, AND I SAW YOUR

SHOW.

AND I THOUGHT, IF THESE

PEOPLE CAN DO IT WITH 17

PEOPLE, I CAN DO IT WITH

ONE.

AND I DECIDED NOT TO HAVE AN

ABORTION.

I'M SO THANKFUL FOR

TESTIMONIES LIKE THAT.

THERE ARE SO MANY

ENCOURAGING E-MAILS OF

PEOPLE WHO CAME TO THE LORD,

OR MAYBE FAMILIES WHO

STARTED TAKING THEIR FAMILY

TO CHURCH, AND GETTING

INVOLVED IN GIVING THEIR

LIFE TO THE LORD, AND THAT'S

WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.

Terry: IT WAS 17 WHEN

JIM BOB GOT THAT LETTER, AND

IT IS 19 TODAY AND COUNTING,

AS YOU HEARD.

THEIR BOOK IS, "A LOVE THAT

MULTIPLIES."

THIS IS A FAMILY THAT REALLY

LOVES THE LORD AND HAS FOUND

A WAY TO RAISE THEIR FAMILY

IN A WAY THAT MAKES A

DIFFERENCE.

WHICH IN TODAY'S WORLD, IT

IS PRETTY ASTONISHING.

THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS

THAT COME AGAINST FAMILY

VALUES AND CLOSENESS --

Gordon: IF I WERE THEM,

I WOULD WANT TO HIRE A DRILL

SERGEANT TO RUN THINGS.

Terry: AND I DON'T VERY

OFTEN HEAR EITHER OF THEM

RAISE THEIR VOICES.

Gordon: IT SEEMS TO BE

QUIET AND --

Terry: WELL, MAYBE NOT

QUITE QUIET.

Gordon: WELL, THEIR

LEADERSHIP IS QUIET.

Terry: THEIR BOOK IS

AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE.

GET A HOLD OF IT.

Gordon: UP NEXT, A

YOUNG WOMAN WITH A PIERCING

PAIN IN HER CHEST AND A

TUMOR.

AT THIS POINT, THEY

DIAGNOSED ME AS BEING

SEPTIC, AND I WAS PRETTY

MUCH NEAR DEATH.

Gordon: SEE HOW SHE WAS

HEALED WITHOUT SURGERY.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS.

SO STAY WITH US.

Gordon: WELL, KERRY

LEWIS WAS THE MANAGER OF AN

INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, SO SHE

IS USED TO TAKING CARE OF

THE SICK.

WHEN SHE WOKE UP ONE MORNING

WITH A PAIN IN HER SHOULDER,

SHE WOULD NEVER DREAM THAT

WITHIN A WEEK SHE WOULD BE

FIGHTING FOR HER OWN LIFE.

HI, MY NAME IS KERRY

LEWIS, AND I'M ACTUALLY 32

YEARS OLD.

I'M FROM THE U.K., BUT I

HAVE BEEN RESIDING IN CYPRUS

FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS

WORKING AS AN INTENSIVE CARE

MANAGER.

LITTLE DID I KNOW ONE DAY I

WOULD WAKE UP AND I WOULD

END UP BEING A PATIENT.

ONE MONDAY MORNING I WOKE UP

WITH INCREDIBLE PAIN IN MY

LEFT SHOULDER BLADE, AND IT

RADIATED BY THE END OF THE

EVENING INTO THE FRONT OF MY

CHEST.

WITHIN ONE WEEK, BASICALLY,

I ENDED UP BEING ADMITTED

INTO THE CLINIC, DUE TO SUCH

AN INCREASING SWELLING OF

THE LEFT SIDE OF MY CHEST.

IT WAS THE SIZE OF A

SOFTBALL.

THE DOCTORS PERFORMED A FEW

MORE TASKS SIMPLY WAS UNABLE

TO BREATHE.

AT THIS POINT THEY DIAGNOSED

ME AS BEING SEPTIC, AND I

WAS PRETTY MUCH NEAR DEATH.

I WAS SEEN BY SEVERAL

SPECIALISTS, AND THEY

REALIZED BASICALLY I HAD

TUMORS IN MY BODY.

THEY WEREN'T JUST IN MY

CHEST.

THEY WERE ALSO IN MY OVARIES

AND MY THYROID.

AND THIS IS WHAT WAS MAKING

ME SICK.

THE DOCTORS TOLD ME IF I HAD

SURGERY, THEY WOULD HAVE TO

REMOVE THE LEFT SHOULDER

BLADE, AND MOST OF THE LEFT

SIDE OF MY CHEST.

WHICH WOULD HAVE LEFT ME

TOTALLY DISFIGURED THE REST

OF MY LIFE.

WE TOOK THIS IN FAITH AND IN

PRAYER TO GOD, AND ASK HIM

TO MAKE IT CLEAR WHETHER HE

WANTED TO HEAL ME

MIRACULOUSLY, THROUGH THE

SUPER NATURAL, OR WHETHER HE

WANTED TO HEAL ME THROUGH

THE MEDICAL POSSESSION.

AND WE ASKED IF HE WAS GOING

TO HEAL ME SUPER NATURAL,

THAT IT WOULD HAPPEN WITHIN

THREE DAYS.

THAT SOMETHING WOULD

HAPPEN.

IT WAS A TIME WHERE I JUST

ALSO BELIEVED IN MEDICINE,

AND THIS HAS BEEN A HUGE

PART OF MY CAREER.

SO IT WAS A FINE LINE FOR ME

TO KNOW WHERE THAT FINE LINE

REALLY WAS BETWEEN THE SUPER

NATURAL AND THE MEDICAL

PROFESSION.

THE LORD JUST REALLY KIND OF

TALKED TO MY SPIRIT DURING

THAT TIME.

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, IT'S

NOT A POINT OF

UNDERSTANDING.

IT IS A POINT OF FAITH.

AND IT IS A POINT OF HAVING

A GRATEFUL AND A THANKFUL

HEART.

AND ON THE THIRD DAY, I WENT

DOWN FOR MY TESTS AND

BASICALLY I HAD MY

ULTRASOUND.

AND THEY TOLD ME THAT THE

GROWTH HAD REDUCED BY

.03 MILLIMETERS.

EVEN THOUGH IT WAS SO SMALL,

I WAS JUST SO EXCITED.

I JUST WANTED TO WORSHIP

GOD, LIKE, YAY, YOU'RE

ACTUALLY PERFORMING HIS

MIRACLE FOR ME.

WE WERE SO EXCITED THAT GOD

HAD STARTED THIS HEALING

PROCESS, AND HE WAS FAITHFUL

TO FINISH WHAT HE HAD

STARTED.

WE BASICALLY PRESSED IN FOR

HEALING FOR THE REST OF THAT

WEEK IN THE HOSPITAL.

THE NEXT TUESDAY, IT WAS TO

THE POINT WHERE I WAS SO

IMPROVED THAT THE DOCTORS

ALLOWED ME TO ACTUALLY BE

RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

AND ALLOWED ME TO GO HOME

AND JUST BE AN OUTPATIENT

FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK, GOING

BACK TO THE CLINIC AND

HAVING I.V. ANTIBIOTIC

THERAPY TWICE A DAY.

I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO HOME

AND REST, BUT I TOOK THIS

REST IN THE FORM OF

ATTENDING A CONFERENCE.

AND BASICALLY I JUST RESTED

IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD, AND

RESTED IN JUST WORSHIPPING

HIM.

DURING THIS TIME, I HAVE

NEVER FELT SUCH AN

INCREDIBLE STRENGTH

THROUGHOUT MY BODY.

THAT JUST GAVE ME SUCH

POWER, AND THE ABILITY TO

WORSHIP AND TO ATTEND THE

CONFERENCE.

I SOMETIMES GET FLASHING

LIGHTS THAT ARE SIGN POSTS

OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ANGELS OF

HIS PRESENCE.

AND I KNOW YOU'RE REALLY

TIRED, BUT YOU HAVE AN ANGEL

OF HIS PRESENCE WHO IS

ADMINISTERING TO YOU AND

STRENGTHENING YOU.

AND WE COME AGAINST NOW

ANYTHING THAT WOULD HINDER

OR DELAY.

WITHIN TWO MONTHS, THEY

HAD ME GO BACK FOR REPEAT

TESTS.

THEY BASICALLY TOLD ME THAT

THEY COULD NOT FIND ANY

TRACE OF ANY LESION OR TUMOR

IN MY BODY.

THAT ALL INFECTION HAD

COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED, AS

THOUGH I WAS PERFECTLY

HEALTHY AND FULL OF LIFE.

I REALLY FELT THAT THIS ONE

TIME IN MY LIFE WHERE I KNEW

THE DEVIL WAS REALLY TRYING

TO TAKE ME OUT OF THE

PICTURE, IT WAS GOING TO BE

THE TIME THAT THE LORD WAS

GOING TO TAKE ME ON TO GREAT

VICTORY.

Gordon: IT WAS AN

AMAZING THING TO SEE HER

RECOVER.

WHEN THE DOCTORS HAD GIVEN

UP HOPE.

AND THE SEPSIS HAD SET IN,

AND THEY DIDN'T THINK SHE

WOULD EVER, EVER MAKE IT

THROUGH.

SO SHE COMES TO THIS

CONFERENCE AND IS JUST

BATHED IN PRAYER, MORNING,

AFTERNOON, NIGHT.

AND REGARDLESS OF HOW SHE

FELT, SHE WANTED TO BE

THERE.

SHE WANTED TO BE IN THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

THERE WAS ONE DAY SHE SHOWED

UP WITH AN I.V. RUNNING INTO

HER BECAUSE SHE WASN'T ABLE

TO TAKE PROPER FLUIDS IN.

AND GOD DID A MIRACLE FOR

HER.

AND GOD WANTS TO DO MIRACLES

FOR HIS CHILDREN.

AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES BEING

BATHED IN PRAYER.

CONSTANT MONTHS OF PRAYERS

TO SEE IT, AND TO SEE THE

RECOVERY.

SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO

CONTEND.

SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS IN A

MOMENT.

BUT WHICHEVER WAY IT

HAPPENS, UNDERSTAND IT

HAPPENS.

AND IT'S FOR YOU.

AND IT'S THE CHILDREN'S

BREAD.

THAT'S HOW JESUS DESCRIBED

IT, IT'S THE CHILDREN'S

BREAD.

GIVE US THIS DAY OUR BREAD.

WE CAN HAVE THIS THIS DAY.

NOT SOME FAR OFF TIME, BUT

RIGHT NOW.

IT IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF

THE PROGRAM, WHERE WE GET TO

PRAY FOR YOU.

AND JUST START ASKING THAT

ANGELS OF GOD'S PRESENCE

WILL COME TO YOU, THAT

HEALING WOULD COME, THAT

JESUS WOULD COME.

AND THAT BY HIS STRIPES YOU

WERE HEALED.

WHEN DID YOUR HEALING

HAPPEN?

IT HAPPENED 2,000 YEARS

AGO.

WHEN DO YOU RECEIVE IT?

WHEN YOU SEE IT.

WHEN YOU HAVE EVIDENCE OF

FAITH, THAT KIND OF FAITH

THAT APPROPRIATES WHAT GOD

HAS ALREADY PROVIDED.

BEFORE WE PRAY, WE'VE GOT

SOME OTHER ANSWERS TO

PRAYER.

HERE IS LINDA OF

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA.

SHE WAS WHEEZING EVERY TIME

SHE TOOK A BREATH.

HER CHEST HURT EVERY

BREATH.

ONE DAY WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB," LINDA WAS PRAYING

ALONG WITH THE HOST, AND

TERRY, YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

"YOU HAVE A LUNG CONDITION,

AND IT IS OBVIOUSLY

AFFECTING YOUR ABILITY TO

BREATHE DEEPLY.

BREATHE DEEPLY NOW."

LINDA KNEW IT WAS FOR HER.

AND SHE TOOK A DEEP BREATH.

THE FIRST COUPLE OF TIMES IT

HURT, BUT THE MORE SHE

BREATHED DEEPLY, THE BETTER

IT FELT.

THE PAIN LEFT HER CHEST, AND

THE COUGHING STOPPED WITHIN

A FEW DAYS.

SHE HASN'T HAD ANY PROBLEM

SINCE.

Terry: THIS IS WALTER.

HE LIVES IN PHOENIX.

FOR OVER A YEAR, HE

EXPERIENCED A DEEP, ACHING

PAIN IN HIS RIGHT SHOULDER.

SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDED

SLEEPLESSNESS, AND THE

INABILITY TO USE HIS RIGHT

ARM.

HE TOOK MEDICATION, BUT THE

PAIN WOULDN'T STOP.

ONE DAY WHILE WATCHING HIS

SHOW, HE HEARD YOU, GORDON,

AND YOU SAID THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH A PAIN IN YOUR

LEFT CLAVICLE.

THAT PAIN JUST LEFT YOU.

REALIZE IT IS FOR YOU.

AND WHEN HE BEGAN MOVING HIS

RIGHT ARM AROUND, HE SAID HE

HEARD A POPPING SOUND AND

FELT THE PRESSURE AND PAIN

RELEASE.

HE BEGAN PRAISING GOD RIGHT

AWAY.

AND THAT NIGHT HE HAS HAD NO

TROUBLE SLEEPING AND HAS HAD

NO PAIN SINCE THEN.

Gordon: PRAISE GOD.

HEALING COMES.

FAITH IS AN ACTION.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE FAITH, YOU

ACT LIKE YOU BELIEVE.

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED

WITH HIM.

HE ACTED ON IT.

WE HAVE A PRAYER FROM THE

CHATROOM.

FROM MICHAEL.

"I SUFFER FROM A

EXCRUCIATING PAIN DISORDER,

AND THE AREA IS GETTING

WORSE.

AND THE AFFECTED AREA IS

WIDENING.

HOW CAN I AVOID TRUE

DISPAIR?"

Gordon: WELL, THE WAY

TO AVOID THAT IS TO GET

HEALED, SO WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

SO FOR ALL OF YOU WHO NEED

HEALING -- THIS IS MORE THAN

JUST MICHAEL -- FOR ALL OF

US WHO BELIEVE, ALL OF US

GET THE CHILDREN'S BREAD.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY YOUR

HAND ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING.

AND SAY OUTLOUD, I

BELIEVE -- I BELIEVE IN

JESUS.

I BELIEVE BY HIS STRIPES I

WAS HEALED, I AM HEALED, AND

THEN ACT IT.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

WE'RE GOING TO ASK FOR GOD

TO COME DOWN AND VISIT YOU

RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.

AND HE WANTS TO DO THAT.

UNDERSTAND THAT, HE WANTS TO

MANIFEST HIMSELF.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG HIM

TO.

HE WANTS TO DO IT.

SO JUST WITH THAT ASSURANCE,

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS IF TWO OR

MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE.

SO YOU'RE TOUCHING.

WE'RE AGREEING.

AND GOD IS GOING TO DO THE

REST.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THOSE WHO

ARE LAYING HANDS ON THAT

AREA OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

AND SPECIFICALLY FOR

MICHAEL, WE REBUKE THAT

PAIN.

WE REBUKE ALL OF THAT NERVE

DAMAGE NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

AND WE SAY BE WHOLE.

AND WE SPEAK SPECIFICALLY TO

THE NUMBNESS, THE TINGLING,

AND THAT SEARING PAIN, AND

BE GONE NOW.

TORMENT HIM NO MORE.

LET THERE BE PEACE FLOWING

THROUGH THAT AREA NOW, IN

JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED.

THERE IS SOMEONE CRYING OUT

FOR THE SOULS O SOLES OF

YOUR FEET.

THERE IS A PAIN IN YOUR

ARCH, AND IT IS REALLY BAD

IN YOUR LEFT FOOT, AND GOD

IS HEALING THAT NOW FOR

YOU.

THE PAIN JUST LEFT, LIKE IT

VANISHED.

GOD HAS HEALED YOU.

HE HAS RESTORED YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO

WALK NORMALLY.

YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY

ABOUT IT ANYMORE.

IT'S NOT EVER COMING BACK.

REJOICE IN WHAT GOD HAS DONE

FOR YOU.

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE A WRIST ISSUE.

YOU'VE BROKEN YOUR WRIST

MULTIPLE TIMES.

I DON'T KNOW THE REASON THAT

IS HAPPENING, BUT YOU'RE

HAVING TROUBLE WITH

HEALING.

GOD IS TOUCHING THAT PART OF

YOUR BODY RIGHT NOW, AND

THAT WRIST IS GOING TO HEAL

AND HEAL STRONGLY.

YOU'LL NOT HAVE THE PROBLEM

AGAIN.

Gordon: I DON'T KNOW

THE CAUSE OF THIS, BUT THERE

IS SOMEBODY WITH BLISTERING

ON YOUR EYEBALL.

IT IS A PARTICULAR PROBLEM

IN YOUR RIGHT EYE.

AND GOD IS HEALING THAT

BLISTERING NOW.

AND ALL OF THAT PAIN AND

DISCOMFORT AND INABILITY HAS

TURNED INTO ABILITY AND

COMFORT, AND YOU'RE

PAIN-FREE NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, JUST RECEIVE

THAT.

Terry: MICHAEL, I JUST

FEEL COMPELLED TO SPEAK TO

YOU, AND TO YOUR BODY, AND

SAY, BODY, ALIGN YOURSELF

WITH THE PERFECT WILL OF

GOD, THAT HIS WORK MIGHT BE

DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN.

AND EVERY NERVE ENDING COME

INTO PERFECT ALIGNMENT WITH

GOD'S WILL, IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: SOMEONE WITH

REDNESS AND CRACKING ON THE

SOLES OF YOUR FEET, AND

YOU'RE SAYING, PLEASE SAY

THAT.

AND GOD IS HEALING THE SKIN

RIGHT NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

BE SET FREE FROM THAT.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH A

DEBILITATING BACK INJURY,

ENORMOUS PAIN, FROM YOUR

NECK TO YOUR RIGHT

SHOULDER.

AND YOU'RE JUST DISPAIRING.

JURE DISPAIRING OF LIFE AND

YOUR FUTURE.

AND GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU A

HOPE AND A FUTURE.

HE IS TAKING THAT PAIN FROM

YOU NOW.

LIFT YOUR ARMS NOW AND

RECEIVING HEALING FROM HIM

NOW.

HE IS COMING TO YOU NOW.

LORD, WE THANK YOU, FOR YOU

ARE THE HEALER.

WHEN WE RECEIVE YOU, WE

RECEIVE HEALING.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORTER.

SO CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM MATTHEW: "IF YOU

HAVE FAITH AS A MUSTARD

SEED, YOU WILL SAY TO THIS

MOUNTAIN, MOVE FROM HERE TO

THERE, AND IT WILL MOVE."

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